UPDATE: We're back at The Devereux as our permanant Socials home from July 2019
Social evenings are held on the third Thursday of each month except in December, which is on the second Thursday. We meet in the upstairs room of a pub called The Devereux at 20 Devereux Court, Temple, London WC2R 3JJ (map).
Socialising starts in the pub from 7pm and the main event kicks off at about 8pm in the upstairs room.
Sometimes we have a purely social evening or a quiz night, but socials are talks and slide or movie presentations by outside speakers or talented club members on climbing and mountaineering related topics.
In November, we have an ever popular annual dinner-dance at the Royal Victoria Hotel in Llanberis, Snowdonia. See the meets programme for more info!
Join us for the first social of 2019 where Tony Hamza tells us about his recent journey to the Forbidden Kingdom of Tibet. Destinations include Lhasa, the North Side of Everest and a 3-day trek around the sacred Mount Kailash. The holy path climbs to 5600 metres and is still travelled by prostrating pilgrims.
See all the sights on Tony's 30-minute video presentation.
Join us from 7pm and talk starts at 8pm
Join us for this exciting social where Jeremy will be telling us of his adventures from a recent trip to Africa where he travelled with his wife overland from Ethiopia to South Africa over nine months using public transport.
Jeremy will be telling us about his experiences in this beautiful continent - incredible nature, amazing wildlife and stunning scenery from some of the least well known national parks in the world ... mountains, active volcanoes and coastal walks. He will also be sharing stories and giving tips and practical advice about travelling in Africa.
Join us from 7pm and talk starts at 8pm
*****Join us for our AGM on Thursday March 14th*****
The AGM is an important process in determining the future direction of the club so it's important to have as many club members there as we can to ensure everyones voices are heard. From ensuring you get the right candidates for the appropriate committee positions to ensuring everyone can provide feedback and vote, a well run AGM will ensure that preparations for the rest of the year are on track.
Please make every effort to attend the AGM this year. 7pm start.
***Free drink for the first 20 people to arrive***
Please note change in venue for this event:
Ye Old Cock Tavern Pub (Upstairs function room)
22 Fleet Street,
*****We have decided not to hold a social in April this year as it falls on Thursday April 18th which is the beginning of The Easter weekend*****
The Alpine Lectures are brilliant for anybody new to alpine climbing who want to further develop their skills.
So what skills will you learn about?
Everything the new alpine adventurer could possibly need, including:
Effective movement/glacial travel
Lecture runs from 7-9pm on May 10th 2019. Tickets can be purchased online, see ticket link below. Buy up until 2pm on the day of the lecture.
K2 Concordia Gondogoro La trek is considered to be one of the top 10 treks in the world. Concordia is the confluence of mighty Baltoro Glacier and Godwin-Austin Glacier and home to four of the fourteen 8000m peaks, hence it is often referred to as 'The Throne room of the Mountain Gods'. The idea was to combine this trek with an ascent of a 6000m peak. A small team lead by Zaheer set off in the summer of 2018 to achieve this goal... were they successful?
The journey took the team through stunning scenery and a strenuous walk on the longest glacier outside polar zones. An extension of the trip lead Zaheer to explore climbing opportunities in nearby areas.
Join us for drinks from 7pm and talk starts at 8pm
In December 2018 a team of three current and former LMC members attempted to climb the highest mountain in the Andes, Aconcagua by the normal route. Come along to hear Guy, Ian and Zander regale you with tales of derring-do, expedition life and providing handy tips for pooing in a bag at 5000m.
****Please note a change of venue for June social only****
Ye Old Cock Tavern Pub (round the corner from the Dev)
22 Fleet Street,
Annual showcase of members activities:
Alex Langfield: 'The Saw'- Hiking in the Italian Prealps
Chris Watt:' In the shadow of Tantric Tigers'- Hiking and trekking in Bhutan
Noyan Konnolu: Tales of trekking to K2
Nick Irons: Club Alps meet 2019 review
Usual drinks from 7pm and talks from 8pm upstairs
Eoin and Kat will share tales of long distance mountain routes in the UK that include running, scrambling, hiking and the odd tumble. They will talk about the history of the club's classic Champagne Challenge, with stories of it's most recent successes. They will also provide a report from the 'Mountain Running and Scrambling' club meet hosted by Eoin earlier this year, and finally, you will hear a little about the experience of some recent fell races and sky races from UK and Ireland.
7pm drinks downstairs and talk from 8pm upstairs
Join us for our annual mountaineering quiz with the opportunity to win lots of great prizes and see which team has the best mountaineering knowledge in the club!
Drinks from 7pm and quiz starts at 8pm upstairs
'It was no longer about the joy of climbing, but simply the struggle of it' Andy Kirkpatrick
Join the LMC for film and pizza night. We will be showing a special screening of the fantastic documentary film by Jen Randall, based on the auto-biography of Andy Kirkpatrick. The film did the rounds at several festivals in 2017 and 2018, but we now have it available to rent for viewing together at the social.
Drinks from 7pm downstairs in the bar. Pizza and film upstairs from 8pm. The documentary is 1 hour 5 minutes long so plenty of time for post film beers to continue.
The pub has a simple food menu of bar snacks only, but we have permission to bring our own food. I am going to order some pizza, so if you want in then please email me on email@example.com with your dietary requirements, estimated max £10 per person for the pizza. If that doesn't interest you then there are a number of quick eateries nearby and the Devereux crew are more than happy to bring that in.
Nick returns after his Alpine meet run down at the multimedia night to discuss the principles of Heuristic Traps in climbing.
Usual drinks from 7pm and the talk upstairs at 8pm
An evening of epic tales of mountain survival in Africa, Asia and South America in aid of Community Action Nepal (www.canepal.org.uk).
More details here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-mountain-escapes-accounts-of-rescue-from-the-brink-of-death-tickets-59573271258
***LMC Christmas Party***
We are returning to the Great Nepalese restaurant by Euston station (NW1 1DA) and we would love if you could join us.
The LMC Christmas do replaces the December social and is open to all club members or tentative club members! It will be held on Dec 12th and the downstairs room is booked from 7:45pm. Pre-dinner drinks for those who are early will be in the Euston Tap from 6:30pm
We have reserved 18 spaces - places will be given on a first come first served basis so email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to reserve a space. Also please let me know if you are vegan, vegetarian or have any dietary requirements.
Food will cost £20pp for a set menu and will include a selection of starters and main courses (for sharing) with rice and naan. There will be a mix of veg and non-veg options available. Drinks will be charged separately.